Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Torchwood: Miracle Day. Offending Daily Mail Readers, where-ever they may be.

(Originally posted on Nik Nak and Grub’s Who Peculiar, 10 August 2011 19:14:00)

Good …

Lord … !

Grub, correct me if I’m wrong, here, but it is the 21st century, isn’t it … ?

It IS, isn’t it … ?

You see, what’s got me is the fact that the BBC’s getting complaints about Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Seemingly … ?

Well, you remember, in last week’s third episode, Jack manages to blow off a bit of steam, by having a one-night-stand with a barman called Bradley.

The US version of the episode is a touch more explicit, I’m told.

But none the less, the scene’s generated complaints to the BBC.

Now I’m thinking that that’s just plain silly.

For starters … ?

For starters, if people hadn’t worked out that John Barrowman — bless his fluffy pink socks — is a happily out gay man, playing a famously bisexual character, lord knows where their eyeballs are.

Next up … ?

The SAME people obviously missed the fact that one of the show’s main writers — and indeed its creator — Russell T. Davies is not only gay, but famously wrote Queer as Folk: so shouldn’t be surprised at him throwing in something like it in what is primarily an adult oriented show, despite it having it’s origins in a show that’s aimed at a mixed age audience.


I’ve got the funny felling the complaints may well have originated with people who’ve not been watching the show long term, or been paying attention to this one.

After all …

One of the characters in Torchwood: Miracle Day is a convicted pædophile.

And that in Children of Earth … ?

Captain Jack very heroically kills his own grandson.

Now, I’ll be frank, if I may … ?

I’m going to keep watching: I’m enjoying the show.

And I — whether I think a given scene shouldn’t or shouldn’t be in an episode — believe that Russell T Davies usually knows how to create both entertaining and challenging TV.

If you don’t like it, because of one scene … ?

Watch something else.

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